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Phone Booth Gallery Announces Kevin Tong & Tom Whalen: Info-Rama Art Show Opening On August 23, 2014

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Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present, “Info-Rama,” an exhibition of intricate screen-printed infographics crafted by artists Tom Whalen and Kevin Tong. The exhibition opens with an all-ages reception on Saturday, August 23rd, from 7-10pm, at Phone Booth Gallery’s exhibition space at 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. “Info-Rama” remains on view through September 17th at the gallery and online at www.phoneboothgallery.com.

Infographics have a history that stretches back centuries. French engineer Charles Minard is credited with starting the trend in the early 1800s, making drawings detailing Napoleon’s invasions and pie charts tracking cattle-consumption. With “Info•Rama,” intentionally scheduled to coincide with the start of the school year, Kevin and Tom endeavored to design images that simultaneously functioned as art and resources and could potentially find homes on classroom walls. The screen-printing process used to make each one gives these objects a vividness and tactility that distinguishes them from most educational posters.

For the show, Tong, an illustrator whose work often ventures into the realm of fantasy, has designed a multi-part, brightly colored guide to human anatomy. He also created a fiery, futuristic-looking infographic explaining the life and legacy of forward-thinking engineer Nikola Tesla, after whom Tesla Motors is named. His brief illustrated history of the USS Los Angeles, the rigid Zeppelin airship built by the U.S. Navy in 1924, is noir-like, all black, white and gray.

Whalen, an artist who frequently re-interprets vintage design motifs in his work, has imbued his series of infographics with an old-fashioned whimsy. His guide to the first transcontinental railroad uses fonts reminiscent of Wild West signage, and the mountains looming in the background behind the train cars are simple and stylized. His brief explanation of the life and habits of the stegosaurus is similarly stylized, with the dinosaur pictured at center and colored purple and orange. Whalen plays with size and shape in each of his infographics, using a banner-like orientation for his guides to the Octopus and the Samurai but using horizontal orientations and standard rectangles as well.

Any educator who purchases a print from the show will receive a discount, but the information Tong and Whalen artfully present should appeal to anyone curious about how the world works, whether they have students to teach or not.

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77 Group Exhibition At Phone Booth Gallery Opens On December 14, 2013

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Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “77” an art tribute to the year 1977. The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, December 14th, from 7-10pm. This all-ages event will be held at Phone Booth Gallery’s exhibition space, 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Many artists in attendance. “77” remains on view through January 22nd, at both at the gallery and at www.phoneboothgallery.com

Contributing artists include: Aaron Brown, Adam Jackson, Aurora Pringle, Beverly Bartolome, Bryan Schnelle, Cuyler Smith, David Lee Owen, Gary Musgrave, George Zebot, Jeremy Jones, Joel Zuercher, Nick Sawyers, Peter Adamyan, Rico Cabina, Ryan Milner, Sean Norvit, Tobias Geye and more!

Phone Booth Gallery
2533 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 415-8822

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Phone Booth Gallery To Release “Sam Gets Requests” Print By Laurent Durieux, An Homage To Casablanca On November 23, 2013

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Phone Booth Gallery is pleased to announce “Sam Gets Requests” a new 9 color screen print by Belgium based artist Laurent Durieux. Both regular and variants will be available, as well as an extremely limited edition on wood.

The prints which are an homage to the classic film, Casablanca will be available this Saturday November 23, 2013 IN PERSON starting at 12:00 noon at the Phone Booth Gallery, first come first serve.

Phone Booth Gallery is located at 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. Remaining copies will go online Sunday the 24th at www.phoneboothgallery.com.

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Phone Booth Gallery Presents Their Five Year Anniversary Group Exhibition Opening On April 13th

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Phone Booth Gallery is proud to present “5 Year Anniversary” an open themed group exhibition featuring regional and international artists. Presenting some fresh new faces, as well as a stellar lineup selected from Phone Booth Gallery’s stable, this ambitious exhibition surveys the gallery’s past, present, and future.

The exhibition opens with a reception on Saturday, April 13th, from 7-10pm. This all-ages event will be held at Phone Booth Gallery’s exhibition space, 2533 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803.

Many artists in attendance. “5 Year Anniversary” remains on view through May 22nd, at both at the gallery and at www.phoneboothgallery.com.

RSVP HERE

Alex Gardner

Alex Gardner

 Robert Pokorny and Robert Hardgrave

Robert Pokorny and Robert Hardgrave

 Ian Williams

Ian Williams

 David Soukup

David Soukup

 Joel Zuercher

Joel Zuercher

 Lola Dupre

Lola Dupre

Peter Adamyan

Peter Adamyan

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“Sights Unseen” Signed & Numbered Book By Kevin Tong

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Kevin Tong’s gallery show, “Sights Unseen” opened this past weekend at Phone Booth Gallery in Long Beach, CA.

Kevin created an illustrated book specifically for the show so that you could affordably take the exhibition home with you.

The 96 page hardcover features a leatherette binding with foil stamp and felt texture acid free stock.

The  9 x 6 book was printed in an edition of 500 and has been signed and numbered by Kevin. You can pick up the book at the gallery while supplies last or order it online HERE for $35.00.

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